Imagine what it must be like to spend the majority of your time working deep underground. No sunlight, no fresh air. Soot covers you head to toe as you chip away hour after hour at a precious black deposit that the world above you needs not just for warmth, but to keep things running.
At Bellevue Underground Mine Tour, you won’t have to imagine what the daily life of a miner was like, because you’ll trace the footsteps of the people that worked in this
historic mine shaft in years gone by. As you walk the dark corridors, following the light cast by the authentic miner’s hat you’ll be wearing, you’ll see, hear, and feel what hundreds of miners saw, heard, and felt everyday. A knowledgeable guide will be there to assist you, answer any questions and tell the story. You’ll see coal chutes, equipment and tools, and hear tell of the tragic explosion that took place down the mine in 1910.
The 300-metre tour is wide and level – easily to follow for young and old alike, and fascinating to everyone that visits.